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12th Jul 2021

Indoor dining plans set to include children when dining with vaccinated adults

Kat O'Connor

Indoor dining to re-open later this month

Unvaccinated children will be allowed to dine indoors if accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult, a junior minister has confirmed.

Indoor dining is finally set to open later this month after the Delta variant halted re-opening plans.

According to Newstalk, Minister of State Niall Collins stated that children are deemed to be low risk.

“Balancing all the competing public health demands and societal demands… the decision of the Government will be to allow unvaccinated children under 18 to attend indoor dining and hospitality, with adults who are fully vaccinated,” he commented.

It is believed Government is eager to finalise plans for indoor dining this week.

Pubs, cafes, and restaurants were set to re-open their doors for indoor dining on July 5.

Government has yet to announce a date for re-opening, but it is believed it could be as late as July 26.

Covid certs are set to be used to aid the re-opening of indoor hospitality. Bars and restaurants will introduce time limits for customers and booking is set to be essential, according to reports.

Millions of EU Digital Covid Certificate will arrive in the post for those who are fully vaccinated.

People who were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past 6 months will be able to apply for a Certificate of Recovery via a helpline. The aim is to open the helpline on July 19. It will take up to 5 days to receive the recovery cert.

People can also avail of the EU Digital Covid Cert by getting a negative result in a PCR or antigen test.

You can read more about the EU Digital Covid Cert here.